Can democracy work in a gallery space, that's the question which we are setting out to answer with our digital exhibition DEMOCRACY
, which will form part of this years Design Event 09, the North East Design Festival.
is an incredibly exciting project for me, it uses a groundbreaking format to change the… Continue
Added by Jim Richardson on August 20, 2009 at 6:00pm —
"As society and technology advance, what does that mean for the future of museums? Is the real being replaced by the virtual? And will younger people continue to go to museums?"
That's next Thursday's discussion on Future Tense, Radio National - see their web page, http://www.abc.net.au/rn/futuretense/, and the 'In production' column on the right.
Added by Susan Tonkin on August 14, 2009 at 10:00am —
The final slide from this presentation
Change is a major theme in education, with relevant initiatives including: National curriculum development, ICT in education, in particular Digital Education Revolution and 1:1 laptop programs for secondary students. The future of Australian textbook publishing in face of 1:1 connected classrooms is sometimes discussed.
WIKI and GLAM are already supporting curriculum,… Continue
Added by Pru on August 13, 2009 at 1:01am —
Research is a key activity of the education sector, especially in higher education, and while original research itself is not appropriate in Wikipedia, citation of published material certainly is. Jennifer Riggs challenged GLAM-WIKI participants to consider one thing they would do as a result of this get together. Investigating citation opportunities seems to me to be one of the simplest ways to get started. This capitalises on the buzz that… Continue
Added by Pru on August 11, 2009 at 9:00pm —
While some issues such as copyright and business models have received a reasonable amount of attention, I don't feel we have thought much yet about collaboration and potential partnerships. Coming up with ideas for projects, and models for working with each other to maximise re-use of effort as well as re-use of content is an important next step.
One example is WikiEducator
which is… Continue
Added by Pru on August 11, 2009 at 1:00am —
Shortage of content is not a problem – visibility and discoverability of quality, Australia content presented in an engaging way at the many levels required across the education sector is a problem.
GLAM content that is currently buried in individual GLAM websites or content management systems, and which doesn't feature well in external search engines or federated/aggregated searches could be made visible through inclusion in WIKI projects (and… Continue
Added by Pru on August 11, 2009 at 12:30am —
The Wikimedia community includes editors, creators, curators and users.
The GLAM community includes content creators, curators and users.
The Education community includes people expected to create, edit and use knowledge.
Finding ways for these communities to come together and work towards common goals is an exciting challenge.
It seems to me that GLAM currently puts significant resources into engaging with the School… Continue
Added by Pru on August 11, 2009 at 12:30am —
Delia Browne has highlighted the increasing copyright costs to education (see Slide 12 of presentation Copyright Issues in the Digital Age
and consider this scenario is replicated across VET and Higher Education.
Education jurisdictions have started actively promoting Open… Continue
Added by Pru on August 10, 2009 at 11:00pm —
Thoughts on the conference objectives and calls for discussion! http://nlablog.wordpress.com
Added by Angelina Russo on August 10, 2009 at 1:10pm —
After a busy few weeks sorting through and reviewing the papers submitted for the "Changing Landscapes" conference in Perth in October, the preliminary program has now been posted on the web, and Early Bird Registrations are now open.
An exciting aspect of the conference has been the outstanding response to our call for papers, case studies and workshops on Digitisation and New Technology
. We are currently co-ordinating with Ingrid at CAN for her to deliver a paper via a… Continue
Added by Jane King on August 7, 2009 at 8:53pm —
Sounds exciting - can't wait to hear the details on your return Lynda. It seems to me the more open we are to sharing the knowledge locked up in our institutions the higher profile we will have in the community. Higher profile = greater relevance = greater relevance = more support.
Added by Pauline Fitzgerald on August 6, 2009 at 4:14pm —
GLAM Wiki Day One
It is day one of the GLAM Wikimedia event here at the Australia War Memorial Museum. There are at least 150 people in the room - mostly from the Australian collection sector. A few people from NZ, including DNZ and Museums Aotearoa. And me, wearing the Adjunct Director, National Library, NZ, hat.
The Wikimedia community
I think one of the biggest takeouts is the incredible professionalism of the Wikimedia spokespeople here. This includes a… Continue
Added by Paul Reynolds on August 6, 2009 at 1:45pm —
Hi all, we're here at the War Memorial in Canberra at a fascinating event where dialogue is taking place about how we can work better together.
There is an active Twitter stream here
(I hope this link works!). All links from presentations are on delicious here
Themes emerging for me so far:
* how active &… Continue
Added by Lynda Kelly on August 6, 2009 at 12:58pm —